Sunbutter and Jelly Cookie Bars

Even though I grew up with a severe tree nut allergy, that didn’t mean that I couldn’t enjoy peanuts. And I did enjoy peanuts! Perhaps not as much as my husband, but I routinely enjoyed lots of peanut products. Back in the days when hubby and I ate peanuts without a second thought, my mom Read More …

Chocolate Wacky Cake

This is a very old cake recipe. It goes back to the depression era when eggs, butter, and milk were both expensive and rationed, so some genius (who is lost in the annals of history) developed this cake. I’ve seen it referred to online as the “Wacky Cake,” “Crazy Cake,” “Depression Era Cake,” and the Read More …

Peanut Free Pinecone Bird Feeders!

Back during Christmas break, I decided to do a bird feeder craft with the kids.  We all know that the traditional pinecone birdfeeder has peanut butter, but considering that birdseed often contains sunflower seeds, I figured birds (and squirrels, darn them) would be perfectly fine with Sunbutter.  So that’s what we did! It was superhero Read More …

Crayon Cupcake Valentines!

We had a lot of fun making our Valentines this year!  We decided to make them allergy friendly, and so we hauled out an old favorite craft–the Crayon Cupcake! This is also a great way to get rid of old, broken crayons (of which we had almost a full bucket.) I removed the wrappers, and Read More …

Luau Pizza!

Whilst at a pizza place last month, I was inspired to try making my own from scratch. My parents used to make homemade pizza when I was growing up, but since then I’ve always purchased a store-bought crust at the very least. But I was inspired, and turned to the internet for help.   I Read More …

Pink Hummus

I found this recipe a few years ago, and have since turned into a hummus junkie! It tastes soooo good when you make it yourself! Hummus is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Adding beets into it adds a lot of vitamins, not to mention a bright color that makes it appealing. Pink Read More …

Soft Gingerbread

I decided to start the baking season this weekend with a gingerbread recipe! It’s free of egg, soy, peanut, and tree nut. This is a cakey gingerbread, not a hard cookie you would build houses out of. The house smelled wonderful, and it made for a great last-minute dessert to bring to a family gathering. Read More …

Turkey and Rice Soup

After you’re finished with your Thanksgiving celebration, don’t throw away that turkey carcass! In fact, don’t bother picking the bones completely clean. With a little work (and a few hours, in which your home will warm up and smell divine) you can get a few more meals out of that bird with my Turkey and Read More …

Perfect Pumpkin Puree

I fell in love with pumpkins several years ago. I have no idea why, but I’ve become obsessed with growing them, decorating with them, and of course, baking with them. I don’t think I’ve purchased a can of pumpkin in over a decade, because I always make my own puree. Usually I have to make Read More …